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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Oct 6, 2009 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: list of over-used words on the forum

Methinks this is a good opportunity to collectively expand our vocabulary, simply by calling attention to over-used words and challenging posters to seek alternatives (ones that do not imply pretentiousness or unbridled thesaurus usage or at worst pseudo-intellectualism).

P.S. How come we can't frequently use the same words but make endless iterations of jokes about Weir's shorts, Polos, spittle, Jerry's pizza addiction, and Phil's giant spectacles?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

"(ones that do not imply pretentiousness or unbridled thesaurus usage or at worst pseudo-intellectualism)."



harumph!! now THAT takes the fun out of it :(

idiosyncratic speech is simply too enjoyable to discard

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

While not currently over-used yet, perhaps "drooling sheep-pilfering cow monger" should be the subject of a pre-emptive strike. Just to be safe.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

"sheep pilfering"????


sshhhhhhh - Rob will figure out that i've been the one creeping 'round his pasture!


(ewwwww - that didnt sound right)

p.s. sorry for the sheep pun :(

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Hey! And again I say, hey! Hands off my ovines, bovine boy!



(You've got to say that any discourse that gets SDH out of his compound has got to be a good thing.)

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 7, 2009 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

I've heard Dire Does Dairy XXVI is flying off the shelves in certain Scottish town. Rob? Any comment? SDH gets his copies from the black market, but my sources tell me he has the complete set. Including the udderly humorous outtakes.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Why doesn't "bottom dwelling butt-muncher" bother anyone?

Or was it "bottom feeding butt wipe"?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Poe-tay-toe. Poe-tah-toe.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2009-10-06 19:25:50

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

brown bulbous butt-nugget?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Oct 6, 2009 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Potty humor still allowed though!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Oct 6, 2009 2:30pm
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thanks!!

dont know what i would do without that!! (sadly, i am not even joking)

:)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Hey, wait a minute...I thought you were on my side...now I can't tell.

I still can't get over how many times "methinks" was used...CC must have really been getting pissed off! It's been going on for years now!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Uttering self referentially, I merely happen to derive gratification from mischievous manipulation of terminology, those incapable of perceiving the absurdity of this endeavour may absent themselves and discover pleasure of their own making.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 6, 2009 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Methinks you could have stopped at absent themselves.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 5:00pm
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"pleasure of your own making"

Is this what gets your medical brain going? Fear not--it is no doubt an involuntary hormonal response...and don't mention how the students in the class asked, "do you want to know how to make a hor mone?"

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 6, 2009 6:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

I just figured that given the audience, the discovery phase of that trial was over.

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 6, 2009 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

This suggestion made me think of vice-president Spiro Agnew -- something I hadn't done in decades, thank goodness. But I agree: let us eschew obfuscation.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:00pm
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Spiro Agnew, the man who gave us the colorful term "nattering nabobs of negativism."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

But weren't those words placed in his mouth by the recently departed William Safire?

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:09pm
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Could be... Wasn't Pat Buchanan Spiro's speech writer?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:24pm
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Yes! They were indeed.

And, he was one to use his vocabulary!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:28pm
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Hey D--that is one of my favorite terms (eschew obfuscation) but I fear it would get us in trouble with the PP police...

Had to find this:

"Literally, the phrase means "avoid ambiguity, adopt clarity", but the use of relatively uncommon words causes confusion, making the phrase an example of irony, and more precisely a heterological or hypocritical phrase (it does not embody its own advice)."

This post was modified by William Tell on 2009-10-06 22:28:30

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Yes. It ranks in my mind with the legendary telephone greeting, "Department of Redundancy Department."

Do you literary types call that reflexive? Another old favorite:

Q: Why do farts smell the way they do?
A: So the deaf can enjoy them to.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Oct 6, 2009 2:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Cryptical Envelopment

This thread brought to you in order to inspire Furthur codification of the comedic stylings of this goodly forum, which incidentally I have only recently begun to crack.

To my chagrin, I end up having to ignore at least half of the pop culture references as they occured 20+ years before my time.

"And all the children learning, from books that they were burning..."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 5:02pm
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Hey DP--just noticed your subject line--outstanding! Of course, I am not sure what to make of "Sha-grin" but I will get back to yu on tat.

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Oct 6, 2009 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Since moi didn't espy the meat and potatoes of the "ivory tower" exchange, I must confess myself guilty of the overuse of the word methinks. Perhaps monsieur clashcity would prefer an IMO or IMHO or even a IMFO rather than use the more quaint and colloquial term, methinks. "Nevertheless" I will continue to use it because I'm a fucking English language anarchist, programmed to communicate with full blown freedom!

Are you trying to smother my first amendment rights? Are you mocking my education? Methinks that under this kind of scrutiny, I'm going to take it up a notch and go completely old world. Semantics be damned, gentlemen fit your codpieces and prepare for a verbal assault.

Or, perhaps I should bring back...Grover C. Bohemian?

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Poster: clashcity Date: Oct 6, 2009 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Use it all you want... I believe your user name was the most frequent in the list.

I'm not really sorry I offended anyone, but I also didn't want to have my rant (which was clearly marked as such) taken as being purely mean-spirited.

The use of that word has made me see red for the longest time and it seemed more than likely the particular use of it in the previous post was purely for the sake of using the word. I just had to free myself of the annoyance rattling around in my head.

It appears only this one soul from about 3 years ago feels my pain... http://twentymajor.net/2006/04/21/methinks-my-hoop/

This post was modified by clashcity on 2009-10-06 20:12:05

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Oct 6, 2009 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

No mean spiritedness taken, or given for that matter. Seems the norm here on the Lord Of the Flies Forum that pet peeves are usually met with a round of razzing and jousting until completely overblown anyhow.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Oct 6, 2009 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

It's not only you and this blogger, I bet the guys who officially changed the grammar rules way back when were also pretty upset with "methinks".

They must be rolling over in their graves now, considering the usage of this word/phrase on this site, especially amidst folks of such high degree, taking place hundred(s?) of years after they first censored the foul mouths of old British me-thinkers.



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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Earl may have won...actually

Well, you should join in as I need some help...my podium is being whittled away by the anti-intellectual snobbery.

And yep, you may have won--I just saw Dire was in there a great many times early on...funny, really.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Why did this post bring Pulp Fiction into my mind?

Oh yeah

"You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass."

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:10am
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hence, my steve miller reference....

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:11am
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Hence, what kind of shit is that? I'm puking my guts out here and you come by and drop off a piddly-assed little "hence" for us to chew on?

"It's a shame it's a damned shame." (Clyde Smith, 1974)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:16am
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HA! and... Na!

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Poster: barongsong Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

Wow, Just checked in and had no idea that little post would set off such a hullabaloo. Just to clear up my use of the word methinks, as to not cause more discomfort to my fellow forum goers eyes. I should explain that, when I was a boy... I would sometimes make secret excursions out from the castle to see how the common folk conducted their lives. On one said adventure of these sorts, I came across a rather peculiar thing called a "5 and dime store", which piqued my curiosity because I could not fathom how anything sold for a dime could warrant it's own store. Hence I mustered up my courage and held in my disdain and made haste into this so called 5 and dime store and made the most remarkable discovery. At first my disgust at the squallier conditions of the abode threatened to overwhelm me but as I surveyed my surroundings I chanced to see these little picture books made on the shoddiest of paper, nevertheless on the cover of one of these was a crude but rather hansom depiction of a character who I must say looked rather like the splitting image of myself, and whose name they called Thor. This man Thor, who spent his days gallivanting around saying things like "methinks thou need est a walloping from thine hammer" and punishing the wicked with such, was most obviously the common folks inept attempt at depicting myself, and if I were to live up to their expectations then I too should start conversing like this Thor character.
Hence my flagrant use of the word methinks in the previous post was of course done with the utmost pretentiousness and rightfully so. Nuff said

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 1:55pm
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Well BS, that certainly puts me in my place...I hope my ardent defense does not in anyway detract from your aspirations to status of "Exalted PP, Forumite, JG", as I never intended to impinge on your efforts to attain it!

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Poster: barongsong Date: Oct 6, 2009 7:19pm
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My dear William, methunks thine place as prime minister is thoroughly secure. After all, one such as I doth need a mediator at times in order to properly convey ones wishes to the lower classes.

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Poster: skies Date: Oct 7, 2009 6:47am
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Methink W.Tell is not up to international standards and lack uppersnobbish skills to mediate wisely among dead masses of various opinions ! Rolling in the annal gutters is suitable only to overrated drunks ,methink !

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Poster: BobsShortShorts Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:06pm
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do I have to change my screen name?

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Oct 6, 2009 2:11pm
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Now that Will tell has profanely revealed the truth about what is hiding behind your handle, the forum village will be given the choice of redemption or hanging!

Just remember, the Jews hung Jesus in his time. While Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 6, 2009 12:11pm
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"Pretentious Prick" given your handle (argh), is just way too frickin funny!

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Poster: B.C. Cox Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

"Freak vs. Hippie"
for Dario Wolfish, a goddamned freak

The original hippies were freaks who hated the word "hippie," so freaky
were they. Hippies smoke "the kind" but freaks smoked "grass." You can
fool a hippie some of the time, but you can't fool a freak nohow.
"Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads," which makes this point about
hippies and freaks under the term "Dead Freaks Unite," was written by a
guy who grew up wanting to be a hippie, but ended up a freak, because he
was just too freaky - doing freaky things in bed with brother freaks - to
be a hippie. (Anyone who speaks of themselves in the third person is
probably Bob Dole, who is a fucking freak, and no hippie.) Hippies are
beautiful blond goyim with fancy expensive backpacks who still look all
yummy under the grime, but freaks are grimy in their souls - all freaks
are Jewish. Hippies live on "garden burgers" and other pseudo-healthy
jive, but freaks went to Gem Spa in the acid dawn after the Fillmore East
shows for an egg cream and a fucking cigarette. Thus most hippies are
thin, but some freaks are fat, showing more crack than Harlem when they
bend over to pick up a greasy roach from the cat-littered floor because
that's all the stash they have left. Hippies have tantric sex, but freaks
eat pussy, suck cock, and fuck every chance they get. ("My thing," said
David Crosby once, who was a freak who mistakenly got famous as a hippie,
"was diving into huge piles of bodies.") Hippies live for good vibes -
but a freak will settle for a vibrator. The Dead taping scene was started
by freaks, but Phishheads are strictly hippies, bless 'em. (Trey is a
hippie with freak pretentions, Mike is a fucking freak in hippie drag,
Fishman is a goddamn freak, and Page is a good keyboard player. I won't
do the Dead that way, but Pigpen was no hippie.) Most good things are
started by freaks - but most hippies know a good thing when they see it,
and then love it to death. If you had the choice to be trapped on a
desert island with a hippie or a freak, freaks have better survival
skills, but also unsightly habits that will eventually have you swimming
away and betting against the sharks - a losing game. Abbie Hoffman was a
freak, Jerry Rubin a wannabe. The Fugs were a freak band. Jimi Hendrix
was a fucking freak who did hippie better than anybody because he had the
biggest dick - which only a freak would care about. Jim Morrison was a
goddamn hippie who took freak drugs. The original punk bands - like
Richard Hell & the Voidoids and Patti Smith - were freaks in disguise.
Hippies wear the disguise of having no disguise. Allen Ginsberg: freak,
freak, freak. Robert Hunter? Poet. Hippies fear coming down, but freaks
couldn't sink any furthur. Freaks live the blues, but hippies would
rather see Blues Traveller. Anything pretty is hippie, but Nico's weird
Nordic beauty made her a freak. The hippies want to claim the Dead as
their acid house band, but Chocolate George knew better. The
Haight-Ashbury is Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum of Hippie - while the freaks
puke in the park. New York City is the capital city of Freakdom, while
the hippie capital goes where the wind goes. Emmett Grogan's "Ringolevio"
is a great freak book about hippies. AOL? Hippies - they wish. There
are a lot of hippies on the WELL, and some freaks. Usenet has a lot of
wannabe freaks, and a couple of real ones, who don't have to ask. Hippies
love mirrors, freaks avoid them. Charles Mingus, Frank Zappa, Thelonious
Monk, Diane DiPrima, Neal Cassady and his pal Jack, Mezz Mezzrow, Lord
Buckley, Lenny Bruce, Shakespeare, Seth Morgan, Roky Erickson, Grace
Slick, Walt Whitman, Abe Lincoln, Bob Dylan, the serpent of Paradise - all
freak saints, though no freak in his wrong mind would want to be a saint.
They leave that to the hippies.

Love,
Steve Silberman
*****************************************************
SKELETON KEY: A DICTIONARY FOR DEADHEADS
by David Shenk and Steve Silberman
* 400 pages of history, interviews, and magic *
To order signed copies, call (800) 321-9578

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 6, 2009 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: list of over-used words on the forum

haha

They usually live in colonies

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103809

Any excuse to post this clip